Who owns a .tel name?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Unibody5, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Unibody5 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2009
    My business does. I'd like to know if they'll "catch on" as a self-explanatory way of looking up contact information.

    Who owns a .tel and what do you use it for?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    The .tel is a way to give away your privacy from what I can tell (yes, I get it has "privacy" options). It's kind of like a social networking site, but less useful. Hard to say if many people will use it. I don't see myself ever getting one, and I know 100% that my company would never use this.

    Some reading:
  3. lauramills macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
    Hi all - I work at Webnames and I can tell you that .tel is not a social networking utility. It is supremely boring and supremely useful. It holds contact data - that's it.

    Think of it as your online business card. It's most useful on a mobile phone as you don't have to wade through website info to find "contact us".

    Webnames has a blog called aboutdottel.com - it's got lots of ideas on the uses of a .tel

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